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  • n. Plural form of ready-made.


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  • She was highly regarded by Gertrude Stein and knew many leading Modernist artists, including Picasso, Brâncuşi and Marcel Duchamp, whose "ready-mades" were a significant influence on her own later artworks.

    The First Lady Of Futurism

  • Meanwhile, the window and vitrines pop with a combination of home- and ready-mades: tortes and dessert cups decked with berries and fruits, squares of chocolate bars and M&Ms. Most popular is the Espagnole, a hazelnut chocolate crème with a chocolate-chip cookie on top for good effect.

    The Most Agreeable Hour

  • With the marshmallows and cereal both on sale & the already-purchased butter not counted, the pan we made was $.02 more than the box of ready-mades.

    Hayden and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Happy, Wonderful, Joyful, Fun, 10th Birthday! « Bodhicitta

  • Like Duchamp's ready-mades, the ultimate importance of a work by Warhol is not who physically made each object, but the ideas it generates.

    What Is an Andy Warhol?

  • Native African Negroes are interested mainly in consuming ready-mades.

    New Profile Of The Black Man

  • At the time of World War I, Duchamp tried to bury art with one quick landslide of "ready-mades," including a urinal presented as sculpture.

    Lichtenstein On The Line

  • But it's much more beautiful than any ready-mades that Duchamp ever "created".

    May 2006

  • They were the least able to afford dressmakers and the most likely to continue to sew once ready-mades were prevalent.

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • A survey of department stores from 1911 to 1925 showed that until 1920, fabric sales kept pace with ready-made clothing, but after 1920, the ready-mades overtook fabric. 7 One businessman surveyed in the Middletown study recalled that in 1890, a fabric sale would clear ten bolts on the first day, whereas a similar sale in 1924 drew many fewer customers. 8

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • Mr. Kiesewetter thwarts nostalgia — the pitfall and sometime curse of those trading in secondhand ready-mades — by treating those materials casually, though not without affection.

    Scrapyard Sculptures Charm, But Bronzed Bodies Disappoint


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